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1971 Mustang Convertible
#1
runninpony 
Hi everyone!
I'm fairly new to this fantastic site. I own a 1971 Mustang Convertible that I picked up in 1987 in Germany. No, it is not a T 5. After so many years there were many parts missing that I never heard of. I am looking for the steel plate that bolts to the bottom of the car that attaches to the seat reinforcements and only Convertibles have that. I also need the 6 bolts that hold it in place. If someone has an extra plate please let me know. Thanks so much! "OLD MUSTANGS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST GO FASTER" !!!
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#2
Merry Christmas and welcome to the best site for 71-73 Mustangs. The plate your referring to is what Ford called Plate, front floor lower cross member. This part (C5ZZ-7610962-A) was used on all 65-73 Mustang convertibles. The six bolts are 3/8-16x 1-1/8 hex head bolt and washer. There may be some members here that have some used ones or you could also check with a couple of our on site venders that have parts cars. (Don@ Ohio Mustang Supply or Mike @ Motorcity Mustang) I believe there is a repo version manufactured by Scott Drake but may not be as thick as the original. You can also try your luck and search E-Bay with the Ford number. When you get a chance please tell us some more about your non T-5 Mustang find!
Good luck with your search.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#3
Welcome from Denmark Regards Lars DK73 🇩🇰

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#4
runninpony 
secluff;285791 Wrote:Merry Christmas and welcome to the best site for 71-73 Mustangs. The plate your referring to is what Ford called Plate, front floor lower cross member. This part (C5ZZ-7610962-A) was used on all 65-73 Mustang convertibles. The six bolts are 3/8-16x 1-1/8 hex head bolt and washer. There may be some members here that have some used ones or you could also check with a couple of our on site venders that have parts cars. (Don@ Ohio Mustang Supply or Mike @ Motorcity Mustang) I believe there is a repo version manufactured by Scott Drake but may not be as thick as the original. You can also try your luck and search E-Bay with the Ford number. When you get a chance please tell us some more about your non T-5 Mustang find!
Good luck with your search.

Thankyouyellow
Merry Christmas to you too!
I have contacted Mike at Motor City but he doesn't have the part. He's such a nice guy! I will try my luck with Ohio Mustang, thanks for the info. When I purchased the car near Munich in 1987 it had a German title and registration and German specs meaning the headlights were H4. This title showed 3 previous owners since 1980 when it was imported from Great Britain. About 6 months later I drove the car to Monaco on a 2 week trip through Switzerland, Italy and France round trip and I used about 6 quarts of oil due to leakage and burning oil. But she made it without a problem. Later I found out that the car was built in Dearborn, MI and was shipped to a Ford dealer in Wanthaugh, NY (I hope I spelled that correctly) with DSO 13. I have no traces of owners between the dealership in New York and the time it ended up in Great Britain but I do have the name and address of the 1 owner in Great Britain before it shipped to Germany! In 1997 I decided to move back to the states but left the car in storage until 2012. That year I reunited with my Mustang. A lot of pieces were dry rotted including the tires. It went through a restoration in 1990 and then again she is currently in the process of being restored a second time. What a fun car to drive and not just to look at it. I just love the body style on those cars. I think they are one of the best year Mustang, that's just my taste and opinion. Good Day!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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Here is a picture of my 1971 Mustang Convertible.


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Nice car


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Here is what it looks like. [Image: c210b8b1cdd9d94eda0f68b5c4166cd0.jpg]


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#8
Welcome and Happy New Year!. I think the town you are noting is Wantagh, NY. It's located on Long Island. There is currently a Ford dealer there but I do not know if it is the same one that was operating in 1971.
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#9
runninpony 
Thanks Pastor Pat. She looks rougher than she appears, needing rear quarter panels and fender aprons installed. Yes, Wanthaugh Ford is based on Long Island, I even had their phone number which I lost. I think they are still in business. If there only was a way to find out about the original owner!
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NOT A T5;286185 Wrote:Thanks Pastor Pat. She looks rougher than she appears, needing rear quarter panels and fender aprons installed. Yes, Wanthaugh Ford is based on Long Island, I even had their phone number which I lost. I think they are still in business. If there only was a way to find out about the original owner!

The dealer I know over there is known as Hassett Ford. If you need their number or any info let me know.
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